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Lewis Hamilton accepts Sebastian Vettel’s apology ahead of Austrian GP

Hamilton had earlier termed Vettel’s driving in Baku as "disgraceful and disgusting".

SNS | New Delhi |

Lewis Hamilton on Thursday accepted Sebastian Vettel’s apology, who expressed his regret over clashing with the Mercedes’ driver during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

“What l did was wrong. Am I proud of the moment? No. Can I take it back? No. Do l regret it? Yes,” Ferrari’s driver said in the press conference ahead of Austrian Grand Prix, starting Friday.

Vettel, the four-time Formula One champion, added: “Looking back, it was the wrong thing to do. It was dangerous and unnecessary.”

Hamilton, who was contacted for apology, had earlier termed Vettel’s driving in Baku as "disgraceful and disgusting".

However, Hamilton said in the press conference: “I don't feel like I said anything I'd want to take back. I'm still under the same opinion of what happened.”

“An intense battle is always good for a sport. But we are supposed to be role models,” the three-time Formula One champion added, eyeing a tough competition on this weekend.